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Kim Tomsic

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Books for kids

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Here's what’s on my bookshelf:

Picture Book Picks:

A Visitor for Bear by Bonny Becker (Caldecott Honor)

Pirates Don’t Change Diapers by Melinda Long

Piggies in the Pumpkin Patch by Mary Peterson and Jen Rofé

Chapter Books:

According to Humphry books by Betty Birney

Middle Grade Books:

Savvy by Ingrid Law (Newbery Honor)
A Long Way from Chicago by Richard Peck (Newbery Honor)
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (Newbery Medal)
The Year the Swallows Came Early by Kathryn Fitzmaurice (winner of numerous awards for Best Middle Grade and also named as the 2010 Bank Street Best Book)
Paris Pan Takes the Dare by Cynthea Liu (a dozen kid's choice awards)
The Absolutely True Story of a Part Time Indian by Sherman Alexie (National Book Award Winner)
When You Reach Me (currently my favorite in this list!) by Rebecca Stead, Newbery Medal

Young Adult Choices:

Down Sand Mountain by Steve Watkins (Golden Kite Award)

The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things by Carolyn Mackler (Printz Honor)

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher (this book has received more than twelve awards recognizing it as a top choice in Young Adult Literature)

The Hunger Games (trilogy) by Suzanne Collins

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